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Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy in Pediatric Science · tDPT

Limited-Residency | 1 Year | Post-Professional

Why Earn a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy?

Further Specialize your practice. Build leaderships skills. Gain the credentials commensurate with your clinical experience to take advantage of the expanding opportunities for Physical Therapists.

Program Highlights

Two Program Models

Choose between either a limited-residency or remote education delivery model based on what works best for your situation. The remote option has no site visits, the limited-residency model is primarily online, with 2 onsite visits. These 4-day visits allows tDPT students to network with other professionals and work together in a hands-on environment. Our students often report that the onsite visits are among the best experiences of the program.

Transition from a Bachelor's or Master's to a Doctorate

Transition from a bachelor’s or master’s into a clinical doctorate. Our tDPT program provides post-professional education while addressing the need for high-quality physical therapy service. We help practicing clinicians build the knowledge and skills in evidence-based practice to provide even more effective pediatric physical therapy.

Pediatric Focus

Our coursework and capstone projects are focused on pediatrics. Dive deeper into pediatric physical therapy to impact children and families and practice effectively. Our tDPT program here at Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is the sole transitional DPT program focused on pediatric science that fulfills the requirements of the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Created for Practicing PTs

Our program is specifically designed for experienced, practicing PTs. Some of our students have 10 to 25 years of experience as a pediatric PT. Continue working and living in your place of choice. You’ll benefit from in-person learning experiences during intensive onsite sessions. The program also offers the flexibility of an optional 4th semester (to complete your individualized pediatric science capstone project) as needed.